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Hodsdon Family History

Hodsdon Name Meaning

English (Buckinghamshire and Middlesex): habitational name from Hoddesdon (Hertfordshire) from an Old English personal name Hodd (genitive Hoddes) + dūn ‘hill’. The surname was probably confused with Hudson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Haddon, Houston, Holston, Hogston, Housden, Hedden, Royston, Condon

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Where is the Hodsdon family from?

You can see how Hodsdon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hodsdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hodsdon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Hodsdon families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hodsdon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hodsdon families in 1911.
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What did your Hodsdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hodsdon. 20% of Hodsdon men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Hodsdon women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hodsdon were Clerk and House Keeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Waitress
  • House Keeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 689 immigration records available for the last name Hodsdon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hodsdon. For the veterans among your Hodsdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hodsdon lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hodsdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hodsdon in 1962 was 84, and 68 in 2004.

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